Reports say that at least twelve people have been injured in an explosion
that occurred in Kansas City, Missouri yesterday evening. The explosion
took place at JJ's restaurant, a popular restaurant at the upscale
Country Club Plaza. As of now, it does not appear that anyone was killed
in the explosion which took place at 6 p.m., but the police were using
cadaver dogs to search through the debris of the restaurant. The restaurant
itself is completely destroyed and gas could be smelled for hours after
the blast occurred. Missouri Gas Energy had the gas to the area turned
off by 8 p.m.
The University of Kansas Hospital, where six of the victims were treated,
said that only one was in critical condition and two were in serious condition.
As to what caused the blast, Missouri Gas Energy has stated that they
believe one of the gas pipelines had suffered from some kind of damage
and that it was not due to an issue with infrastructure. The public service
commission chairman is currently investigating the accident and has stated
that it appears to have started because a pipeline was hit during construction.
Gas explosions are rare, but they do occur. If you were injured in this
type of incident, you could be left with serious injuries and long-term
consequences. Whether you were injured in this incident or another similar
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injury lawyer from our team at Henry & Williams, P.C. We have over
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